Hi there everyone. Long story short I feel that I should be progressing faster than I am. I do have trouble knowing when I should stop playing because my chops feel tired, when I really just want to keep practicing my scales until I've learned them. If I didn't have to rest I would just practice constantly. I have a barrier, my usable range is honestly a G above the staff. In the past I have stated that I had a usable range of an A above the staff. This was a completely wrong statement. Since I've joined the wind ensemble, I am beginning to understand what "usable" really means. I have this barrier in my head of High C. I know that most trumpet players struggle with high notes. But I feel this hunger to press past this particular barrier in my playing. Range takes years right? Please just remind me that I am probably freaking out for no reason. By nature I unfortunately have a handicap when it comes to details. But I still sound....well....BAD! I love music, it has been a part of my life since I was born. Hell, it's the family business! I am not going to quit playing or anything like that, I know this post is very sporadic, but I don't remember being this frustrated learning guitar. When I was younger and learning guitar people always commented on how talented I was and how natural it seemed for me. And really, I'm a good blues player, but my scales and theory knowledge are terrible. For trumpet, this is decidedly not the case. I get stuck trying to apply what I read to what I hear with my ears. I am so used to playing by ear, that learning to play properly is at odds with a habit that I've developed over many years. One of my most frustrating problems is that when I see a note on the page, I can't hear it in my head. Nor can I feel it accurately through the instrument. It takes blowing a note, then figuring out where I am. Is this something that will come simply by playing more? I suppose I'm talking about accuracy. I'm tired of flubbing notes. How does one work on accuracy? Don't really know what I'm asking, just had to vent really. Arggggghhhhh!!!! Regardless, I will persevere, I just feel stuck. Thanks for listening everyone.